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Eleanor Sterling, Tamara Ticktin, Tē Kipa Kepa Morgan, Georgina Cullman, Diana Alvira, Pelika Andrade, Nadia Bergamini, Erin Betley, Kate Burrows, Sophie Caillon, Joachim Claudet, Rachel Dacks, Pablo Eyzaguirre, Chris Filardi, Nadav Gazit, Christian Giardina, Stacy Jupiter, Kealohanuiopuna Kinney, Joe McCarter, Manuel Mejia, Kanoe Morishige, Jennifer Newell, Lihla Noori, John Parks, Pua’ala Pascua, Ashwin Ravikumar, Jamie Tanguay, Amanda Sigouin, Tina Stege, Mark Stege, and Alaka Wali

” communities that addresses the complexity of human-environment interactions. Melanesian Well-Being Indicators: A Biocultural Approach Jamie Tanguay The Melanesian Well-Being Indicators were developed in Vanuatu and designed for relevance across Melanesia, with

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Judith Bovensiepen

fascination with the diverse range of phenomena (mainly in Melanesia) labeled falsely or not as “cargo cults” had already peaked and waned. After an initial proliferation of writing on the subject in the 1950s and 1960s (and resurgences in the 1970s and 1980s

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The Worth of the ‘While’

Time and Taxes in a Finnish Timebank

Matti Eräsaari

–42) has argued that in Melanesia hierarchy can be realized in terms of the dominant value of equality: a ‘big-man’ status is achieved by having more equal-exchange partners than others, by being quantitatively more equal than others. Similarly, Helsinki

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Introduction

Toward a Comparative Anthropology of Muslim and Christian Lived Religion

Daan Beekers

: University of California Press . Robbins , Joel , Bambi B. Schieffelin , and Aparecida Vilaça . 2014 . “ Evangelical Conversion and the Transformation of the Self in Amazonia and Melanesia: Christianity and the Revival of Anthropological Comparison

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Minestrone Stories

Teaching anthropology through serendipitous cultural exchanges

Regnar Kristensen

political conventions, the indirect exchanges in the Minestrone Stories intended to break with them in order to provoke serendipitous social contact. Hence, Malinowski's serendipitous finding in Melanesia was used to instigate our teaching-by-serendipity in

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Fusion and Reform

The Potential for Identity Fusion to Reduce Recidivism and Improve Reintegration

Harvey Whitehouse and Robin Fitzgerald

religiosity’ as developed and refined by social and cultural anthropologists specialising in a diversity of ethnographic regions including Madagascar ( Bloch 2004 ), Melanesia ( Barth 2002 ; Lewis 2004 ; Whitehouse 1995 ), West Africa ( Goody 2004 ; Peel

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Emergent Police States

Racialized Pacification and Police Moralism from Rio's Favelas to Bolsonaro

Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

, Michelle MacCarthy , and Ruy Llera Blanes , eds. 2017 . Pentecostalism and Witchcraft. Spiritual Warfare in Africa and Melanesia . New York : Palgrave Macmillan . Salem , Tomas . 2016 . Taming the War Machine: Police, Pacification and Power